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Captain Timothy Hill House

5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
+1 973-831-5961
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Worth your stop if you like history

We really stumbled upon this house, but it happened to be open when we drove by. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2014
Tricia J
Worth visiting!

This old house is only open on Fridays from 1pm until 3pm. Very worth checking out. The lady that... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2014
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The Captain Timothy Hill House was built circa 1800 and is the oldest known house on Chincoteague Island. Originally built to have a wooden chimney...the replica of that chimney is now in place. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarks Register in 2011...a visit to this house is a step back in time to the early life on the island. Open to the public during the summer season with tours on Fridays 1-3 PM. Other times by appointment. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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5122 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-3103
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"located on main street"
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We really stumbled upon this house, but it happened to be open when we drove by. It was interesting to hear some Chincoteague history and to drive to it's original site. The carved boats on the outside were amazing to see. The lady who was...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This old house is only open on Fridays from 1pm until 3pm. Very worth checking out. The lady that was there, was very knowledgeable about the house and very happy to tell the story over and over when new people came in.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

While exploring the island we ran across this little house and read the historic sign. It was closed, I believe had weekend hours. Oldest house on the island, if your into history, it doesn't cost anything to ride by and look at it.

1  Thank Amy K
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you like history, this is a must. Docents were very interested in sharing the story of the house and original family. This is a real gift from the people who currently own the home! They saved it from destruction! Thank you!

Thank Eleanor A
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Go on the one day they are open for the tour. It is a 1 room, 2 floor hues but the volunteer organization that runs it for donations are wonderful interpreters. A Girl Scout gold Award put them back on the map. A wonderful connection...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Small doesn't begin to describe this house, but it's totally interested and unique. Its hours to tour the inside are extremely limited, so check their website first. Even if it's not open to see inside, you can still peer in through the windows and it's...More

1  Thank JessicaDiamonds7
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

A nice small old house for a limited diversion. A bit off the beaten path. Currently closed for season.

Thank 112PCS112
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This restored oldest house in Chincoteague was once a home to a Captain and his large family. While it may not look large, the history related to it is. The guide captivates you with her story telling. When we arrived the guide was ready to...More

Thank Harriet M
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

What a treasure to have been restored after they found the carvings inside and out of the oldest house on the island. A good story to be told of Jenny Hill as well.

Thank MarshaB35
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Please stop in and visit this house when it is open on the weekends! Owners are very knowledgeable and the short "tour" is very cool. Also, please consider supporting these folks in their private conservation and restoration efforts (they sell a nice coffee mug!)

1  Thank Justin H
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